She had luscious hair like Agnetha, the blonde singer from Abba, and a smile that could floor a pubescent boy from a hundred paces.
No wonder I spent so much time staring out of the window, fantasising about what it would be like actually to go out with someone so graceful and mature.
Fifteen years ago, I was running an ad agency, and we were asked to pitch for an online dating site.
To prepare, all of us on the team had to create a profile.
Those were the ages of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore when the couple tied the knot last year, making their highly publicized May-December romance official.
Chase woke up one day in 2004 tired of being alone.Ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in France, Emmanuel Macron, the centrist front runner, is breaking the mould in his home country.Namely, he’s thrusting his wife, Brigitte Trogneux, into the spotlight.The rest of my team were married, living with someone, or dating, so they all made up fake personas.I was single, and thought, “Well, I have to do this anyway, so why don’t I do it for real? I got an avalanche of responses, and to my surprise, the majority of them were from younger men. ” and I’ve been very happily dating younger men ever since. I have never wanted to be married, I’ve never wanted children, and I don’t want to be in a relationship in the conventional sense.READ MORE: Is monogamy a realistic relationship ideal? While the beginning of their romance is undoubtedly scandalous, it remains unclear why we still find it shocking when an older woman marries a younger man.“Women who are fun-loving and have lots of energy are attracted to younger men because they’re a great match.The draw is to feel young,” says Nicole Mc Cance, a relationship psychologist in Toronto.They may go on to date women their own age, or to move to different places, but we stay friends. And then every so often, their relationships end, and they return to me. When lots of stamina (and blissfully short recovery periods) meets confidence and experience, it’s a terrific combination.Some women tell me they’d feel too insecure about their bodies to sleep with someone young, but when you operate on the criterion I do — that they have to be nice — you meet younger men who appreciate everything about older women.The first woman I ever fell in love with was 20 years older than me.Her name was Judith and she worked as a matron at my boarding school.